Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Lobster the Swan and I have moved to Lobster And This blog will remain but to see all new posts just click the image above or follow the link to visit me in my new home now.

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Jeska x

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Moving day

Right, are you with me? Today we have to pack our bags and prepare to move to my new blog. So grab your best dress and shoes then fill your suitcase with tea, biscuits, candles, cushions and anything else you will need to settle in. What are the things you like to unpack first when you move?

Looking forward to see you over there, links to follow later in my final post x

Lovely images from The Light Fantastic.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

No nutcracker

Thanks so much for all your well wishes for my poor old husband trapped on a train for over 12 hours, he made it safely back home at 1.30 pm this afternoon.

But away from the chaos, I have had a lovely day. We got the coveted window seat in our favourite cafe as not many people had made the journey into town, had lovely warming meals and frothy cappuccinos, later we drank hot chocolate and shared a brownie before heading back out. With all the snow falling we embraced the season and did some christmas shopping then struggled home with our bags full of gift wrap and my best purchase of the day, a huge net of shiny mixed nuts in their shells. Slight problem. No nutcracker in the house.

Now the snow is really coming down but it looks perfect for a evening winter walk, I love the silence that the snow provides, so we are going to get out there to take advantage of our very own Narnia. While the snow is untouched. Stay safe x

Snow days

So I was going to move over to my new blog today, but with a husband missing for 14 hours trapped on a train in the snow in some far away town, we will all have to wait a few more days for the final tweaks to be completed. At least he is with a whole train full of people, may have even made some new friends? I do love to look at the snow but now I jus want him home. I have been house bound for a couple of days now so I will brave the outside to meet a friend and have a nice hot drink and a piece of cake in a nearby cafe whilst I await my favourite persons return. I hope you are all okay wherever you live x

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Outdoors indoors

The things that made up my weekend.

Monday, 29 November 2010

What did you do?

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend, what did you do? I had such an amazing response to the cabbages and roses giveaway, thank you so much for all your comments.

I won't keep you hanging on any longer the winner is the super talented Emma from Vintage Magpie. Congratulations Emma! I can't wait to see what you make with a metre each of the Ships passing, Metro and Scoopy black fabrics. I am very jealous! hehehe

As another special thank you Cabbages & Roses are offering free postage to all their blog and Facebook friends on web orders over £100. All orders placed online from November 26th until December 11th are eligible – no matter where you are in the entire world!

Their sales team will contact you after you have placed your order to tell you if your items are in stock, so please make sure your email address and all details are correct. including your Country, area code and address.

Please quote CABBLOG when they contact you to redeem this offer.

Friday, 26 November 2010

the last of Autumn

I was woken early this morning by my door buzzer, loud and continuous like a swarm of angry wasps. I scrambled out of bed and grabbed my oversized cardigan to appear slightly decent as I ran down three flights of stairs to catch the postman before he left me a collection card instead of a package. He's fast that guy, only too keen to walk away rather than wait a couple of minutes.

Well it was worth being up with the lark to receive my perfect surprise parcel. It was my Autumn swap package from Liz at Hey we made it.
Sofia runs this swap every Fall. And I love taking part. I wonder if my partner has received hers yet?

Inside were brown paper writing pads, beautiful soft Alpaca wool, traditional string, yummy spiced tea and the highlight, a bar of Mast brothers chocolate. I have been wanting to get my hands on some since I saw it on design sponge ages ago, to receive such a thoughtful gift really has made my week. Thank you so much Liz.

Little things

Super cute reusable party picks from Cox and Cox

Image Cox and Cox

Thursday, 25 November 2010


I am meeting a friend for coffee this morning and whilst pondering what to wear, I happened upon this great look from The Sartorialist found via Victoria.
I have been known to over accessorise but with this girl as inspiration I will descend on my jewellery box with relish.